A New Winter Approach | Winter maintenance expertise hits the road
Keeping up with the latest developments in any industry can be tough… with all the information available where do you start? Online searches? Working groups? Magazine articles?
What about collaborative learning?
Although it’s not a new concept, collaborative learning – where peers across an industry get together to share their knowledge and experience on a particular subject – is growing in popularity.
Last year, a new collaborative learning event was launched specifically for the winter maintenance industry. The first ‘A New Winter Approach’ was held in London, bringing together local authorities, term maintenance contractors and winter maintenance experts to share industry best practice and learn from each other.
This year the experts are hitting the road, with the next event taking place in Newport, Wales in March, and further events planned in Cambridge and Manchester.
Here’s what you can expect at the next A New Winter Approach event:
Local government advice
Laurence Madges, Highways Resilience Manager, from the Welsh Government will be discussing how he and his team are working in partnership with local authorities across Wales.
The partnerships have allowed the Welsh Government to integrate live data feeds from a host of systems across the network to aid decision making and drive efficiencies, leading to increased vehicle utilisation.
Making sense of winter guidelines
The winter service guidance documents published by the NWSRG including ‘Planning for Winter Service Delivery’ and ‘The Winter Maintenance Handbook’ were developed to provide advice on the latest legislative updates for local authorities.
Richard Hayes, former Chief Executive of the Institute of Highway Engineers, will be translating the NWSRG’s guidelines into simple advice which is easy to apply to your winter maintenance strategy.
Creating a sustainable winter maintenance strategy
Sustainability is a buzz word which currently seems to be on everyone’s lips. But how can you become environmentally sustainable while under pressure to cut costs?
Our winter maintenance experts will show you how to combine the latest technologies to create an innovative, environmentally sustainable winter maintenance strategy, while also saving money!
Sharing advice and answering your questions
Many heads are better than one! Share your experiences with fellow winter maintenance professionals from your area by networking with adjoining local authorities.
And with so many experts and local authorities all together, take the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with our panel of experts.
Every delegate who attends will receive 5 hours of CPD points from the Institute of Highway Engineers. PLUS you’ll be kept topped up with delicious food and drinks throughout the day.
The next A New Winter Approach event takes place on Wednesday 25th March in Newport, with further events planned in Cambridge and Manchester later in 2020.
Find out more and register to attend at anewwinterapproach.co.uk